Selected Topics of Digital Forensics I - SS2020 (194.065)

We will hold our lecture Selected Topics of Digital Forensics I (194.065) for different master studies of information science in SS2020. Current information regarding the lecture is also available via RSS feed. Get more information on the lecture in (external link)TISS.

Selected Topics of Digital Forensics I is a lecture with exercises which imparts selected topics of digital forensics. Based on forensic and legal fundamentals, different fields of application and methods of digital forensic are introduced and discussed. In order to demonstrate the applicability and challenges of digital forensics in the field, external guest lecturers from industry are invited. In the exercises, which are largely accomplished in teams, students extend and deepen knowlegde of the lecture.

Graduates of the course have a fundamental understanding of digital forensics, know critical aspects of it and have an insight in the applicability of digital forensics.

As a prerequisite to participate in the lecture you should know the content of our lecture Introduction to Security as well as Security for Systems Engineering.

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The (external link)registration is in TISS until March 21, 2020.


Only the dates which are presented subsequently are authoritative. Please note that these can change exceptionally.

The lectures and the inspection of the test usually are on Thursdays, 05.15pm-06.45pm, in (external link)Sem.R. DA grün 02 B, if not stated otherwise.

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions regarding classroom teaching, the fact that we have guest lecturers that won't be able to support distance learning and the currently low number of students interested in this course this term, we are sorry to cancel the course "Selected Topics of Digital Forensics I" in 2020. We will hold the course in the summer term 2021. If you want to have a certificate for this course before that, please get in touch with us via e-mail to and we try to find an alternative for you.

The planned dates/times for the lectures/exam/inspection are:


If you have questions regarding the exercises please contact us.

Note: Our exercises (lab0, lab1) traditionally start at 11.55pm if not stated otherwise.


The exam is a closed book exam. Therefore, the use of documents at the exam is not allowed. The content of the exam will be the lectures and exercises.

All in all there will be 4 possibilities to take the exam. For dates, please see (external link)TISS.

A (external link)binding registration in TISS for the exam up until 11:55PM on the evening before the test is mandatory.


S1 <= 200
U2 < 176
B3 < 151
G4 < 126
N5 < 102

Please note that you can finish the lecture positively only if you are positive in the lecture as well as exercise parts, i.e., you have more than 50 points for the lecture and more than 50 points for the exercises.

Note: Sometimes, your grade is not displayed correctlty in tuwel. Therefore, please always compare your grading with our grading table above.


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Note on forums: We only answer questions in the TUWEL forum which we provide. Other forums are not actively monitored by us.

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